Caye Caulker

A delightful throw-back to the islands of the 1950s.

Caye Caulker, Belize, is a sliver of an island (5 miles long, ½ mile wide) just off the coast of Belize City, and a little south of the more developed Ambergris Caye. It is famous for proximity to outstanding dive sites, a laid-back atmosphere, sandy streets, and no cars allowed!

If you are looking for the charm of the Caribbean in the 1950s, the absence of big resorts, quirky-to-lovely accommodations, and require good food, this is it!

Caye Caulker is a 12-minute flight from Belize City, Belize, using either Tropic Air www.tropicair.com or Maya Island Air www.mayaregional.com. Belize City is a two-hour flight from Miami or three hours from Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta. Alternatively, you may now fly direct from Cancun to Belize City.

Helpful Facts

Language: English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib) Creole

Currency: Banking services through Atlantic Bank on island. ATM available. Exchange rate: $1US = $2 Belize, both currencies accepted everywhere. Most businesses prefer cash, Visa, Mastercard. American Express and Discover generally are not accepted.

Electricity: 110 volts, same as US

Health: Clinic and pharmacy on the island. Doctors sometimes on island and generally available by phone. Nearest decompression chamber is 20 minutes away in San Pedro.

Average Water Temp: Nov-Mar 77-80F, Jul-Sep 86F, rest of the year 80F

Seasons: February-May, dry season and usually sunny; June-August, rainy season; June-November, hurricane season; December-January, holiday season! Annual mean temp is 79F.

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Official Video: A Day on Caye Caulker, Belize, Central America

This is the official video of the Caye Caulker chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association. Explore the tropical island of Caye Caulker, situated within the Belize Barrier Reef.

Kicking Back in Caye Caulker, Belize

Belize, on the northeast coast of Central America, embodies a wonderful mix of Spanish and Caribbean influences, particularly on its cayes (pronounced “keys”).